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Unread 03-03-2012, 06:13 PM   #1
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Started my winch bumper






I'm planning on adding D-ring mounts and a "hoop" to go up and over the winch. Still have to add a piece across the front for the roller. Probably put light mounting tabs on the hoop.

Is there any thing I'm forgetting?

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Unread 03-03-2012, 07:25 PM   #2
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looks good... how are you attaching the D-rings?
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Unread 03-03-2012, 07:38 PM   #3
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what thickness is the metal?Looks like 1/4 inch or thicker.Will be heavy as all get out,but one hell of a start!!!!!
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Unread 03-04-2012, 06:42 AM   #4
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I'll probably cut the plates for the D-rings to lap over the top just a little and then weld down the front. I may just weld them straight to the 3/16 plate on the front. That's how the store bought bumpers look.

The winch plate is 1/4", the rest is 3/16". I had some 10 gauge but decided against it. The pieces right below the fenders are also 1/4", but only because it was 3" flat strap and saved me from ripping the 3/16".
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Unread 03-04-2012, 07:48 AM   #5
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Wow the pics are deceiving,I thought that material was thinker than that.Keep up the good work bud!
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Unread 03-04-2012, 05:37 PM   #6
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Welded out and ready for grinding.



Now I'm thinking I might not add a hoop. I don't have a bender and don't want to mess with weld in 45's. The plate that I used had been sitting around for a while, going to paint with bedliner to hide the pitting.
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Unread 03-04-2012, 11:17 PM   #7
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I like the style of your bumper
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Unread 03-05-2012, 06:55 AM   #8
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that looks great!
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Unread 03-06-2012, 03:48 PM   #9
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Thanks
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Unread 03-07-2012, 10:52 PM   #10
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The design of your bumper looks solid. Nice work!
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Unread 03-07-2012, 11:25 PM   #11
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That is an awesome looking bumper I have been looking for one that looks similar to that and has a stinger. I like yours better though now I am going to try to find one that looks just like that but with a stinger
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Unread 03-08-2012, 04:24 PM   #12
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It looks great. Did you design with a CAD program or card board?
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Unread 03-08-2012, 04:49 PM   #13
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very nice lines.
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Unread 03-08-2012, 09:45 PM   #14
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It looks great. Did you design with a CAD program or card board?
x2, Looks great! I'm about to start fabbing mine up soon
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Unread 03-08-2012, 11:06 PM   #15
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I like it. That's got to be one heavy motha.
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